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June 13, 2013

Boston Pops on tap for Hall's 75th anniversary

A live show that will be one of the signature events of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s 75th anniversary was announced Wednesday at the Hard Rock Cafe in Los Angeles, Hall President Jeff Idelson said by telephone.

The Boston Pops will be the “house band” for the event by LGH19 Productions to benefit the Hall. It will will take place Aug. 2, 2014, at the Clark Sports Center, Idelson said. LGH19 is a Los Angeles-based entertainment and live music producer. VIP tickets are $100, $200 and $400.

Idelson said more information about the acts who will participate will be announced after this year’s Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies. But, it will feature some of the music industry’s top recording artists, as well as celebrities from the world of film, television and baseball.

Beside this show, the Hall already announced a special commemorative coin by the U.S. Mint to mark the occasion. Other activities will be announced at a later date.

Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Patricia Szarpa said she was looking forward to getting more information on the date. “It should be an incredible event that will shine for the area,” she said. She already expects the diamond jubilee celebrations to be stellar.

“It will keep everyone excited,” she said. “Something such as this will radiate out to the entire area.”

Idelson said the Hall of Fame is about “the cultural footprint of baseball” on America and the world. The interactive show will intertwine such aspects as music, film literature and art to present the full spectrum. “We’re looking forward to celebrating our 75th in grand style,” with this event that is expected to be televised, he said. “It’s more than a concert. It’s a celebration of baseball.”

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